This presentation explores some common denominators that bond professionals, such as economic environment and career planning, and variations that distinguish each one, like individual’s whole person and career path. On top of the list for planning one’s own career is to understand one’s self as a whole person. What is important to you? Do you have a balanced outlook of life? Are there risk factors that might tip you off balance? What constitutes a rewarding career? Do you take charge of your own career?
The new career reality reflects that professionals face less opportunity to obtain advancement in the midst of downsizing, outsourcing, offshoring, restructuring and delayering. A new trend in employment also emphasizes the selection of candidates for the best ‘fit’ (not best ‘qualified’) with a position, boss, team, and company culture.
Do you keep an open mind to learn, adapt, take action, and choose the future? The career coach introduces a framework for planning professional career and personal actions. Despite uncertainties, take inventory of your behavioral repertoires and knowledge portfolio in terms of strengths and weaknesses. These competencies are assessable and improvable for desired career results and outcomes.